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Cristiano Ristorante

4.7
293 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
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Business partners, Kelly Barker, from South Louisiana, and Cristiano Raffignone, a native of Liguria, Italy first met and shared their passion for worldly cuisine in 1990 when they met in NYC. In 2000, the team opened Cristiano Ristorante in Houma. Cristiano's, led by Chef Lindsay Mason, specializes in northern Italian cuisine and also produces a seasonal menu focusing on the freshest local ingredients. The combination provides an experience that surpasses the imagination. In May of 2013, the KC Restaurant Group purchased Dick & Jenny's. The popular, renowned restaurant is known for it's eclectic style of New Orleans cuisine. Kelly and Cristiano intend to build a culinary bridge between their two boots, Louisiana and Italy.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Mon-Thur: 11am - 10pm
Fri: 11am - 11pm
Sat: 5pm - 11pm
Sun: 11am - 2pm
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Phone number
(985) 223-1130
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Lindsay R. Mason
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Catering
We offer on-site and off-site catering for all occasions, from simple gatherings to formal rehearsal dinners. We welcome catering events for any size party.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Barrow Street
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Parking details
We have parking on premises, street parking and off-site parking across the street from the restaurant in the Napa parking lot.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 293 People Are Saying
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.4
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

We celebrated our anniversary and drove from Grand Isle, 2 hours away. Everything about our meal was as we expected regarding service, ambiance, and most of the food. We were a bit disappointed with the small slivers of tuna served as Tonno. My husband really enjoyed the veal scaloppini but I was not at all impressed with the Cioppino del Sud. There were far too many noodles compared with seafood. The Gulf shrimp were not indicative of the tremendous shrimp that can be purchased fresh in this area almost anywhere on the bayou. In addition, the sauce was more suited to a beef dish rather than seafood. Yet overall, the other appetizers and drinks were excellent and we really enjoyed our choice for our special occasion and evening.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Really enjoyed the visit Food was very good and service was excellent

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I want to thank Amy and the rest of the staff for a wonderful evening. This was my first time here and the food and service were excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was outstanding. I'd put it right up there with the NOLA restaurants.
The only issue was the tables are a little too close for comfort.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Dinner is always a special treat, with delicious food, wine, and atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Enjoyed Easter brunch there; it was fantastic! Delicious food, cocktails provided via excellent service from Jordan!!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Was a great evening. We enjoyed sitting on the patio. it was a beautiful night. The service was great and the chef's specials were super!! Had a great birthday.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We always enjoy ourselves when we visit Cristiano's. Staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. Would love to see more Vegetarian options on the menu as there are only a few things available for non-meat and non-seafood eaters. Overall, always a great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

HAD THE SWORDFISH SPECIAL AND IT WAS OUTSTANDING!
WAITRESS WAS VERY NICE AND ACCOMMODATING ALSO :-)

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Was very pleased with service, food and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Simply the Best! Worth the drive from anywhere. Great service. Outstanding food!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Delicious meal.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Always top notch...consistent in every aspect. A great place for 40 years of marriage date or 1st date. Can service a couple or large group get together. Two of us with 1 drink each appetizer and dessert topped of at about 100 bucks

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Delicious as always!!
We started with the carpaccio, thinly sliced beef with lemon, capers, arugula and shaved Parmesan. Hubby had the ribeye with pomme frites. I had the pollo Marsala. And we shared the special risotto!!
They have seasonal menus and nightly specials. Best place in Houma!!

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Good restaurant and good food! Not totally Italian?

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4.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Visit with family while in town.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

We took the kids here for New Year's Eve dinner. Although they were the only kids in there, the staff was very attentive and sweet. The food was delicious, as always.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Best restaurant in this area, hands down. This is my favorite dining venue.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was outstanding. The only problem is they put us in the back room that was too dark to even see your menu. Everyone had to use their phone lights. We were also at a folding table with wobbly chairs.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Cristiano's is consistently excellent. Never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Always wonderful.

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Very nice place and would recommend it to anyone, the food is outstanding and the service is top notch with a family vibe welcoming.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

As ways the food is excellent, a real 5 star experience. Great service and delicious food!

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Wonderful dining experience. Always feel special. The food is always delicioud

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Went there for the 1st time on a date the other night and the whole experience was awesome. The atmosphere was great, the lounge was awesome, the food was delicious and the on line seating reservation was very helpful. We were seated on time and the staff was very helpful and pleasant. Highly recommend for anyone.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Cristiano's has wonderful food and great service. The food is consistently good and the atmosphere is very nice. I also like the cozy bar.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

The waiter was so helpful. Very descriptive of the meals and drinks. The entrees and appetites are bona petite. Very very very pleased with all of the accommodations. I would recommend this to anyone who can pay the price.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

Phenomenal experience as always. Sierra was our server and she is knowledgeable, personable and has a exquisite attention to detail. The pasta dishes were unparalleled and the steak was the perfect temperature. The salads were fresh and crisp with a uniquely flavorful dressing. We were surprised with a special dessert for the birthday boy. This was a memorable night on so many levels. Thank you Cristiano!!

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2017

Great operation all around. The food is always delicious and service is top notch.

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2017

Absolutely one of my favorite places to eat. The food and service is always excellent, and the atmosphere is amazing as well. Truly some of the best culinary experiences that I have ever had, have been here. If you are a fan of charbroiled oysters, Cristiano's are the best that I have eaten anywhere.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

The food and service were excellent. A table with other patrons next to us were being a little more loud and obnoxious than I would care for when I am trying to have a romantic evening. We were given a glass of champagne to help celebrate our Anniversary which was a nice touch. Always recommend this restaurant and will return again.

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5.0Dined on August 16, 2017

My coworkers and I have a tradition of dining at Cristiano every time we visit Houma. Once again we were not disappointed - fantastic food, wine list, and a great time overall!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

My wife and I had selected Chrisiano's based on reviews online. When we checked into our B&B, the proprietor told us it was one of the best restaurants in town and he was absolutely correct! Wonder service and the food was excellent! We plan to make this a regular stop every time we travel to Houma.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2017

Great food and place but very very noise to carry a conversation without screaming!

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Maybe it would have been better had we gone at a different time. There was a large group there and I almost couldn't hear my husband over the noise. Also, I thought the tuna steak was entirely too peppered. I've had better experiences here in the past.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2017

We were very pleased with our dining experience at Cristiano's. Great hospitality with even greater food! Definitely recommend this restaurant to any body looking to have an intimate meal with seating inside as well as outside!

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2017

every visit to Cristiano is wonderful, it never disappoints! I love the decor and artwork also..a gem in Houma!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2017

Amazing lunch specials and our server was so informative and friendly.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

Excellent as always. Food was exceptional especially the risotto. The steaks were better than most big name steakhouses.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Always a good experience when we eat here. The food is amazing the wine is great and the service is wonderful!

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